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        03-10-2011, 12:37 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I give to an organization that gives to both.

    I agree with speed racer.
    If its a non-horse person, I tell them horses and the lifestyle make up everything I am and everything that makes me happy (along with my son, who is number 1) If they respect who I am, then they will accept that answer. If it's a horse person, I usually don't need to explain anything! Lol Usually, they know as well as I do that it's hard to put a feeling like this into words. It's a mutual understanding.

    There are a lot of people who don't get it. Sometimes, after time, they will learn to respect it after observing how much horses benefit our lives. My mom was completely against it. Now she says I've chosen the perfect path.
         
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        03-10-2011, 12:44 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    A lovely horse is always an experience.... It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. ~Beryl Markham

    I don't think words can explain it. There is just something about having a huge animal trust you, look forward to seeing you and learn things from you. It is a bond, bigger than can be had with other pets. It is a respect and a love, both being given and recieved. My horse allows me into his world as I allow him into mine, and our worlds are both forever changed for the better because of it. Refreshing, fullfilling, invigorating and good for my soul :)
         
        03-10-2011, 12:55 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Love this!
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Citrus    
    A lovely horse is always an experience.... It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words. ~Beryl Markham
         
        03-10-2011, 01:22 PM
      #14
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Katesrider011    
    I dislike kids, and no that doesn't make me unreal.
    I don't much care for kids either. However, I respect the fact that the children of today will be running the world when I am old. My horse will be fertilizer.

    There is a difference between like and respect.
         
        03-10-2011, 01:37 PM
      #15
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mls    
    I don't much care for kids either. However, I respect the fact that the children of today will be running the world when I am old. My horse will be fertilizer.

    There is a difference between like and respect.
    I understand, but I don't care who will be running it. All that matters to me is what I'm living for and that's horses. Not kids, nor people for that matter.
         
        03-10-2011, 02:09 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    I could never say I don't like children... but I certainly often despise their parents! LOL!!
         
        03-10-2011, 05:27 PM
      #17
    Started
    My horse is my everything. He is everything I have ever wanted in a friend. He goes out of his way to come see me. He is happy to see me. He'll meet me halfway. He will leave his herd to come see me. He will choose to come see me before getting a drink of water, which means he values me over the basic need of thirst. He tries new things when I ask. He picks at me and gets on my nerves. We fight and get into arguments, but he will always forgive me. He doesn't hold a grudge. He is always there to lend a shoulder to cry on, or listen about my day. He is my best friend.
         
        03-10-2011, 06:29 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    First , welcome to the forum Sweetaspie.

    I don't think I have ever been asked that question. If I have, I probably chose not to answer, as it was probably asked by a non horse person, so why try to explain?

    But, I do have to agree with both SpeedRacer and MLS posts.

    BTW, I have a MIL that is not a fan of animals , though she wouldn't intentionally hurt one. She is often making remarks about my horses, either how tasty horse meat is or how much they smell, you get the idea. I just smile and say to each their own. Drives her nuts not to get a rise out of me.
         
        03-10-2011, 07:45 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Horses are like a pain killer to me. They give me a high, its amazing.
         
        03-10-2011, 07:48 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
    for me, my mare is like my child. I explain it to a lot of people, [and this is true] that every time I see her on my way out to the pasture and she lifts her head up and looks at me, I fall in love with her again. I love that horse more than anything. I have nightmares that she's got cancer or I accidentally sold her, its pathetic !
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    Originally Posted by Katesrider011    
    My mare is more than a horse to me. She's gotten me through so much, I don't know what I'm going to do when she passes on. Call me crazy, but I'd take a bullet for her if it ever came to it. I care about her well being more than I care about my own.
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    Originally Posted by manca    
    I feel like Gypsy girl too. They are my children, people sometimes don't understand why I don't want to go to holidays or why I buy tones of carrots instead of spending money for going to cinema :P Last month I dreamed somebody stole my horses and I was searching them for so long :( In the end I found them and killed the tiefs with my bare hands. When I woke up I went to check my horses, and it was two in the morning :P
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    Originally Posted by Jessabel    
    I can honestly say I would kill for my horses.
    It's kind of like asking a mother how much she loves her kids. Although I don't really think of my horses as my children, per se. Which is probably a good thing, since I have zero maternal instinct toward kids.
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Frankiee    
    i always considered my horse as truely my best friend. My parkner aguess in a way that helps me through anything, that shares my passion and will never tell my secrets :) I just love them with all my heart and would do anything for them :)
    All of these are just like me but I am just like frankiee.....my best friend
         

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